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Humane Society of El Paso: A Shot at Life Vaccination Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Donated vaccines were used to support immunizations for pets being cared for in the agency foster-pet program.

It helped the agency save money on vaccination costs.

How many pets did this grant help?

Approximately 150

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Amadeus was one of the pets that received donated vaccinations from the product grant. He was found by the side of the road in a rural area, starving, eaten up by flies, maggots crawling out of wounds he received, one leg broken off, his tail broken off. He could not walk; he could barely hold his head up, he was so weak. The emergency veterinarian said he was approximately 10 months old and he weighed only 16 pounds. He gave the little guy a 50% chance of survival. Dr. Giles gave him a blood transfusion, IV fluids, deworming medications and antibiotics. Three days later, Amadeus was released to a caring foster home, where he received the loving, nurturing care he needed. Several months later, after having his broken leg amputated, his tail amputated and regaining his health and well-being, he was cleared for adoption. Here is a picture of him at intake, and two from his happy adoption day.

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